TCJewfolk.com is designed to keep young, and not-so-young, Jews informed and engaged
By LEORA MACCABEE
What do Madonna, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Orthodox rabbis, AIPAC and rustic apple tarts have in common? All five have been the subject of recent articles on TC Jewfolk, the hip new blog shaking up the Twin Cities’ Jewish scene.
TC Jewfolk is an online community for Twin Cities Jews in their 20s, 30s and 40s to get information about everything from upcoming events, to Jewish political and cultural news, to suggestions for the best place in Minneapolis and Saint Paul to get pareve desserts. The blog officially launched this month, and features daily news stories, weekly Jewish food and advice columns, and editorials by local Jewish writers.
Within the next two months, TC Jewfolk will announce new columns including their “Alef” List of must-see local Jewish events, Jdate Diaries column featuring anonymous community submissions of Twin Cities Jewish dating successes and horror stories, and monthly shul reviews following the writers’ attendance at Shabbat services around the Twin Cities (synagogue members and other attendees will be encouraged to add their two cents to the comments section of each post).
Leora Maccabee (top) is TCJewfolk’s editor-in-chief and Emily Cornell is the managing editor. (Photo: Courtesy of TCJewfolk.com)
For those who have not yet been invited to read or subscribe to a blog, here is your invitation. Unlike traditional media, blogs like TC Jewfolk allow the reader to interact through discussion and debate in the public comments. TC Jewfolk also cultivates community interaction through the use of local guest columnists.
Make sure to check out TC Jewfolk’s High Holiday blog series including articles like “How to build a Sukkah on your apartment balcony or porch,” “10 ways to stay awake during Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur services,” “10 famous apologies: a little inspiration for Yom Kippur,” “Roll out my Torah baby: the Twin Cities’ best Simchat Torah parties,” “Commentary on the High Holidays by Jewish Community Action Executive Director Vic Rosenthal” and “Sukkot smorgasbord: chicken with spiced date sauce, lemon couscous and baked acorn squash recipes.”
- The TCJewfolk blog plans to feature an “Alef” List of must-see local Jewish events, a “Jdate Diaries” column on Jewish dating successes and horror stories, and monthly shul reviews.
TC Jewfolk is not affiliated with any Jewish organization and is entirely volunteer run. Contributing writers include local Jewish playwright Jenna Zark, Jewish educator Sean Herstein, and Mount Zion Noazim coordinator and food blogger Sara Rice.
You can ensure that you never miss an article on TC Jewfolk by signing up on the blog to get all future articles through e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, or RSS (Real Simple Syndication) feeds.
We’ll see you online at: www.tcjewfolk.com.